New Raman Reti

Weekly Temple Newsletter
Sri Sri Radha Syamasundara
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Regular Temple Features
Donate to Alachua Temple While You Shop
Shopping on If you type in and select ISKCON Alachua when prompted, then make your purchase. Amazon will donate a portion of the sale to ISKCON Alachua! Nice way to help others donate to Krishna!!
Alachua Temple on Facebook
Alachua Temple is now on Facebook. Click this link to see.
Govinda's Gifts Shop Now in:
  • New shipments are arriving from India every week now, so check in on us. We have already stocked all new ladies anarkalis and men's kurtas.
Come on in and check it out. Open Sunday from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. If you would like to get into our store during off hours, please call the Temple office. 386-462-2017. As always, thank you for supporting the Deity seva in New Raman Reti by shopping at Govinda's Gifts.
Feast Sponsors
We would like to thank the devotees for kindly sponsoring the Sunday Feast throughout the year. Feast sponsorships are available for November and December, 2019. This is a wonderful and auspicious way to honor birthdays, anniversaries, births, and departed loved ones, and get the blessings of Krishna and His devotees. Please call the Temple Office at 386-462-2017 if you are interested or click this link.
  • November 3, 2019, - Ramanath das in memory of his father; Krishna Jha in memory of his father, Dhaneshwar Jha
Guest Accomodations at Temple
Now you can spend a weekend or longer experiencing the peaceful spiritual life of our Hare Krishna farm community. We currently have one guest house with three bedrooms that can accommodate up to 6 people. The guest house has WIFI. The charge for the guest house is $125 per night. Individual rooms may also be rented, depending on the number in your party. The master bedroom with attached bath is $65/night, the single room is $45/night and the bunk room is $49/night. These two rooms use a shared bath in the hallway. Breakfast and lunch are served at the Temple at 9:00 am & 12:30 pm, which are available to you if you are here at those times. Please note that check-in is between 3-8 pm and check/-out is by 11 am. For reservations please call 386-462-2017 or E-mail: to check availability.
Morning Sweets
The morning sweets from our Deities can now be sponsored for a donation of $51.00. This is a wonderful way to honor a loved one or an event.  Please contact the Temple office at 386-462-2017, or see Saksi Gopal das for more information. You can also sponsor online by clicking this link.
Community & Classes
Transcendental Audio
Since 2004 I've been recording Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas books, and thus have a healthy collection. With recent developments in Podcasting I'm now able to share these readings with devotees FREE - to anywhere in the world - at any time - on any internet device. The best way to listen? From there you can either listen or choose your favorite platform or app. Subscribe and set "Notifications" on your device if you want reminders when new episodes post. This is easy -- but if you need help email me: Click the "Support this podcast" button to offer your support.

TUESDAY EVENING CLASS Interactive discussion every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room. Topic will be the systematic study of Srila Prabhupada's Chaitanya Charitamrita, focusing on his key points from each purports in each chapter. Please come and hear the class live in the temple room, or online at Facilitator: Prana Govinda das. If you cannot attend, text your questions/thoughts/comments throughout class to 352 221 0041.

FRIDAY NIGHT BHAJANS every Friday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room.
Mental Illness
In case of a mental health emergency, follow this protocol. Also, click here for mental health resources in the Gainesville area.
Thank You
THANK YOU to the devotees who came over at the last minute to clean up Tulasi devi's winter greenhouse and move all of our 500 plants from Her summer house to Her winter house: Jane and Ildar, their two children Balaram Chandra and Manjari, Sergey and Veronika and their children Anandini and Ramananda, Jagannath Rico, Nandarani devi dasi, Ram Narayan das, Krishna Krpa das, Bhakta Clay, and Hriday Krsna das. They worked from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM to get it all done. From everyone here, Thank You So Much!!

Other Website Links

Cow Protection
Krishna and the Cows
Learn about our Cow Protection Program at our Face Book Page or our Web Site. Learn about our Retired Cow Program at Save the Cow website. Remember, you can't have cow protection without a retired cow program. That's what it's all about!
Newsletter Deadline Reminder
Srila Prabhupada
Dedicated to ISKCON Founder-Acarya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
17306 NW 112th Boulevard
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: 386-462-2017
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
TODAY! Last Day of Damodara Celebration at the Temple
Kartika Festival
TODAY, November 12, 2019, which is the last day of Kartika, we will have a Prayaschita Homa at 5:30 PM at the Temple. This is specifically to remove any offenses one may have committed knowingly or unknowingly during this auspicious month. You are all welcome to be part of the yajna, and we will have the last offering of ghee lights that evening at 6:30 PM.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Bhisma Panchaka Classes
by Pran Govinda das
Last class TODAY, November 12, 2019!
Gator Football Harinama Schedule
2019 Season
Date and Gametime:
Saturday, November 30 - TBA

Meet at the Temple 2½ hours before the game, or at the Krishna House 2 hours before the game. Or go directly to Gate 7 at the Stadium.
Nagaraja das reporting
Security Preparedness Community Meeting
THIS SATURDAY, November 16, 2019
WHAT: Security Preparedness Community Meeting
WHEN: 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, on Saturday, November 16, 2019
WHO: Mr. Kirby Wedekind, Protective Security Advisor for the Department of Homeland Security
WHERE: Alachua Learning Academy Cafeteria

Many of you are aware of the recent increase in “active shooter” events in many different places and venues. Unfortunately, places of worship have not been immune from these attacks, which have recently occurred in churches, and synagogues. While the chances of such an attack in any one particular location are remote, it is better to be properly prepared for anything, including attacks, natural disasters, or any emergency situation.

The Temple Security Team has been taking guidance from experts at the Department of Homeland Security and will be studying and implementing ways to make the Temple and devotees safer. However, there is much that each community member can do to help. We are holding a security awareness meeting from 10am to 12pm, on Saturday, November 16th. Mr. Kirby Wedekind, Protective Security Advisor for the Department of Homeland Security, will be presenting topics critical to each member of the New Raman Reti community, including:

• Active shooter preparation and response. What you should do in an emergency situation.
• Reporting suspicious behavior. We need everyone’s help.
• Working together to keep the devotees safe.
We invite everyone to attend.
Tamohara das reporting
Gainesville Art Festival Book Distribution
THIS Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17, 2019
A great book distribution opportunity at the Gainesville Art Festival on November 16th and 17th. We will have a vendor booth from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please sign in shifts of 1 hour increments. Help is also needed for booth set- up and breakdown. Thousands of prasadam cookies / fudge can be distributed as well. Bakers please volunteer. E-mail or text at 352-283-3886. More info on the Festival:
Sri Vrndavana devi dasi reporting
New Raman Reti Thanksgiving Community Luncheon
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Pie There will be a Thanksgiving Community Luncheon at the Temple. It will be served at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 28, 2019, following noon arati. Enjoy the company of your friends and leave the cooking to us. This menu will be provided:
  • Lasagna with Fresh Vegetables
  • Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Tossed Salad and Krishna Lunch Dressing
  • Upma Stuffing with Panir
  • Cranberry Chutney
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Sparkling Fruit Punch
Adults: $6.00 and children under 10 years: $3.00. You may buy your tickets on site. Serve out and clean up help most appreciated.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Festival of the Holy Name
Friday - Sunday, November 29 - December 1, 2019
Holy Name
The Festival of the Holy Name will be held from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM Friday & Saturday; 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sunday, November 29 - December 1, 2019. There will be kirtans in the Temple room starting Monday, November 25, 2019, and every evening leading up to the Festival.
Valet Service on Sundays and Festivals
Accessibility Task Force Needs New Golf Cart
The newly formed Temple Accessibility Task Force would like to start Valet service on Sundays and festivals to bring anyone with mobility issues from the parking lot to the Temple. To get this started we need a new golf cart. We can get a good condition, used cart with four seats for about $3,500. CLICK HERE to help us make this new project happen! (Coming soon! Drive up prasad pick up service!)
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
GBC College Launches Zonal Supervisor Training in North America
by Rupanuga das

The GBC College for Leadership Development has Zonal Supervisor training around ( India, Russia, Latin America, and Central Asia. ) They have recently begun a 17-month training program with its first residential session being held in New Vrindaban. The New Vrindaban team is generously hosting the two 13-day residential sessions for free, at no cost to the students or faculty.

The sessions for the first residential are being taught by qualified Vaishnava teachers, including three of Srila Prabhupada’s disciples—HH Bhakti Charu Swami, Gopal Bhatta dasa, Malati devi dasi; five with advanced degrees, Ph.D.—Kaunteya dasa, Sri Prahlada dasa, Bala Govinda dasa (in progress), Radhika Raman dasa and Rupanuga dasa; two renowned experts— Vraj Vihari dasa and Radhashyam dasa; and a guest speaker—Sri Radhe Govinda devi dasi. The twenty-five leaders undergoing training are hand-picked by their respective temples and vetted by the GBC College Admissions committee. This is the most diverse group that the College has trained thus far, in terms of age, education, experience, generation, ethnicity and gender.

The training program will run for 17 months with three complementary delivery methods as seen in the schematic below: 1. Classroom Learning (Residential Sessions) 2. Distance Learning 3. Action Learning.

Four New Raman Reti residents are attending: Bhismadeva das, Dattatreya Yogeswara das, Vrindavani devi dasi, and Dharmaraja das.

Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Disability/Accessibility Task Force
We now have ready-to-eat plates available on the white table at the prasadam pavilion for those that cannot comfortably wait in the prasadam lines on Sunday. This includes people with mobility issues, pregnant women, or a parent with small children. You can also sit at this table and have your meal right there. Devotees are available to help carry the plates to your table if needed. PLEASE DIRECT DEVOTEES AND GUESTS IN NEED OVER TO OUR TABLE.

If you are interested in assisting or supporting the Disability/Accessibility Task Force, please contact Radha devi dasi at Hare Krishna Social Services 352 727 8211 (9 am – 9 pm).
Radha Selvester reporting
Visiting Guest Speakers
His Holiness Prahladananda Swami,
Morning Srimad Bhagavatam class, Saturday, November 23, 2019
Sunday Feast lecture, November 24, 2019
Mukhya devi dasi reporting

Newsletter Staff:
Editor-in-Chief: Mukhya devi dasi
Mantrini devi dasi
Deity Photos: Mantrini devi dasi
Article Submission deadline:
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Their Lordships Sri Sri Krishna Balarama
Sri Sri Krishna Balarama in New Raman Reti Dhama
Daily Class Schedule - Week of November 12, 2019
Schedule subject to change. Click here for most updated schedule.
Srila Prabhupada
Day  Date  Speaker  Verses Festival  Sunday Feast 
Tues. 11/12 Govinda das 1.2.12    
Madan Mohan das
Nagaraja das
Trivikrama das
Sesa das
Madhya 16.282-290

Karnapura das
Tamohara das
Sridevi dasi
Sukhada devi dasi
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare